We are delighted that 8 members of chambers have been included in Chambers and Partners 2021. Additionally, we continue to be ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
We are delighted that 10 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2021. Additionally, we are ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
Clare Cullen considers the case of R (on the application of Tiemo) v Lambeth London Borough Council  EWHC 1193 (Admin) where the High Court adjourned a case considering the suitability of interim accommodation where further information was required
Clare Cullen considers R (on the application of Mitchell) v London Borough of Islington. For local authorities, the case shows the importance of ensuring proper notification is given under s.188(1ZA) to bring the s.188 duty to an end in circumstances where the relief duty is owed but an applicant is found not to have a priority need. For those representing homeless applicants, it demonstrates the importance of checking whether proper notification has been given under s.188(1ZA) to end the s.188 duty.
The Court of Appeal has held that the Right to Rent scheme is compatible with Article 14 (read with Article 8) of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). This means it is likely that the Right to Rent scheme will continue for private landlords in its current form.
Social landlords subject to the public sector equality act duty can take some comfort in the fact that the Court of Appeal has dismissed a second appeal against a possession order notwithstanding a breach of the PSED.
Clare Cullen considers the decision of the High Court in Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Limited  EWHC 24 (QB). The High Court dismissed an appeal against a possession order notwithstanding a breach of the public sector equality act duty. Public Sector Equality Act duty (‘PSED’) The PSED under section 149, Equality Act 2010 requires […]
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Clare Cullen to Field Court Chambers. Clare is a civil and public law practitioner who specialises in housing, property and local government. She advises and represents public and private clients including local authorities and has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. John […]